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Learning guide

How do you like to learn?

ISTE 2018 features sessions in several formats to accommodate a variety of learning experiences.

Listen and Learn



Moderator and 2-3 panelists

Research paper

Presentation, roundtable discussion or poster demonstration


Micropresentation on a specific solution, tool or content provider solution

Participate and Share
Interactive lecture

Some activities for audience participation


Demonstration style with 1:1 or group interaction

Explore and Create
Bring your own device (BYOD)

Hands-on activities


Extended BYOD session

Learning academy

Premium content; immersive, skill-based training


Experiential environments


Premium content; in-depth exploration

Engage and Connect
Hosted activity

Dynamic content from conference sponsors


Formal, public or private gathering with a structured agenda

Social event

Get together of like-minded participants

Earning credit

Put your conference hours to work!

Track the sessions you attended in My Favorites to generate an official certificate of attendance, which is a requirement for many state CEU programs. Any sessions you preregistered for, as well as sessions you are presenting, are added automatically.


Professional development hours

ISTE 2018 is an approved content provider of professional development hours (PDH) in select states. Please see below for specific instructions by state. If your state is not listed, you may still be eligible to receive credit. Prior to conference, contact your local school district or state Department of Education to find out how to secure PDHs.


ISTE affiliate ICE-IL is an approved content provider of professional development hours for Illinois educators to use toward renewing their teaching license. Visit the ICE Showcase during the following times to receive PDHs:

  • Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to receive 4 or 8 hours
  • Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. to receive 4 or 8 hours
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to receive 3 or 6 hours
You must visit the booth on the same day that you are participating in PDHs. For example, to receive 4 or 8 PDH’s for your attendance at sessions on Monday, you need to visit the ICE Showcase on Monday. If you're attending content on Saturday or Sunday, you may visit the ICE Showcase on Monday to receive PDHs for those days.


ISTE affiliate MACUL, is an approved content provider of professional development hours for Michigan educators to use towards renewing their teaching license. Residents of Michigan should download this PDF with the information and form needed to receive credit:

Missouri and Indiana

Track the sessions you attend using the ISTE 2018 certificate of attendance and work directly with your district to receive credit.

Graduate credit

Dominican University of California

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Dominican University of California offers a full professional development program for credentialed educators. At ISTE 2018, this school will offer up to two credits for attending the conference and implementing the ideas you discover. View the syllabus and registration information or stop by their kiosk at the conference to meet with a university representative.

Questions? Contact Lisa Johnson-Bowers at 330-289-9159.